These two have some serious history! I met Dina around the time I moved to Chicago 11 years ago (isn’t she gorgeous??!!), she has modeled for me on many occasions and is a natural in front of the camera. She introduced me to Jim at a friend’s wedding and of course I snapped a few photos of them snuggling in one of the booths. Fast forward a couple of years… after seeing her post a pic of the ring (Facebook is the best for stalking people!) I sat anxiously awaiting a text or email. I was beyond excited when I heard the familiar ding alerting me to a new message a few days later- it was Dina!
They met at one of Chicago’s best small music venues, she was singing and dancing on stage and he was the house drummer. It was all too fitting to spend some time revisiting Schubas for their engagement photos (HUGE thanks to the staff for being so generous and lovely!), we had so much fun exploring the main hall, bar area and photo booth, and even the basement green room. We added a stop at their house (to start things off with their fur babies) and finished our photos at Belmont Harbor as the sun was setting. Thanks you two for letting me tell your story!
In Dina’s own words: